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In this Diamond Jubilee year, Come For A Walk along the route Katherine Middleton took on 29th April 2011  to Westminster Abbey to marry her prince and become the Duchess of Cambridge.

Our walk takes in all the main places associated with the British royal family, many of which you will have seen if you watched last years television broadcast of the Royal Wedding. As well as today's royal family, we will discover almost a 1,000 years of history and meet many of Britains most colourful monarchs!

See where King Charles I was tried and executed, see a statue of King George VI, our present queen's father and the king featured in the Oscar winning film 'The King's Speech'. See Buckingahm Palace, several royal parks and visit Horse Guards Parade, setting each June for the Trooping the Colour Ceremony, but in this Olympic year destined to be put to a very different use!

We finish our walk outside the magnificent Westminster Abbey, burial place of 14 queens and 13 kings, scene of coronations and of course, royal weddings!



Come For a Walk and visit the most expensive property on the Monopoly board!

Hear about the May Fair and its riotous 18th century past. Wander along Bond Street, home of designer labels and Sotheby's Auction House. Visit beautiful 18th century squares and see the homes and hear the tales of the rich and famous. See the American Embassy, hear of the many links with the USA Mayfair has and take time to contemplate in the peaceful 9/11 memorial garden.

See several world famous 5 star hotels - including Claridges and listen to stories of their famous guests, past and present



Come For A Walk along London's Artery, the River Thames.

The Thames is the reason for London's being. Discovered by the Romans in 43AD to be tidal, it became a vital trade link with the rest of the Roman empire and is as important in the 21st century as it was then.

Learn of 2,000 years of the rivers history covering a wide variety of topics.

Stand on the 'Wibbly Wobbly' bridge, thankfully much steadier these days! Listen to tales of Wherrymen, find out who or what were the Winchester Geese and discover what a 'Mudlark' did. Lift your eyes to the heavens and admire London's tallest and newest building, set to become an icon,' The Shard' is due for completion this year.

The Thames has been painted, sung about and used in many films, including James Bond and several featuring a certain boy wizard. It was also featured by the British pop band Take That in their music video for 'The Flood'.

Hear tales of those who have lived and worked along the river and look forward to this years Diamond Jubilee river pageant in June, the largest of it's kind for 350 years and an event not to be missed!



Come For A WAlk and hear about some of the many disasters that have befallen the City.

Visit Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started in 1666 and the aptly named place where it ended! Learn about London during the plague of 1665 and the extraordinary measures taken to try and contain it and hear about the devastation of the Blitz of 1940-41. All the while seeing evidence and hearing stories of how the City, time and again has, like a phoenix risen from the ashes of disaster.



Hidden away in the most unlikely places are some of the prettiest, smallest gardens you can imagine. Steeped in history, they are an important part of the City, offering a haven of peace and quiet to the 300,000 workers who commute to the City each day.

On this walk we will also visit some of the new spaces created around modern buildings and see some of the beautiful sculptures, water features and planted areas installed for the public to enjoy.

See where grape vines grow, the site of the City church that went to America and where the City's first public toilets were located!



Consisting of 2 different walks, one covering the east of the City the other the west.

The City is home to some 40 or so churches, many by the great 17th century architect Sir Christopher Wren. Marvel at the magnificent external architecture of his masterpiece St Paul's Cathedral and then go on to see many smaller, exquisite churches, each with a different story to tell.

You'll hear about the court jester who founded a priory and a world reknowed hospital, see beautiful spires, each one different from the last and see the church whose bells called Dick Whittington back to London!



COME FOR A WALK and discover some of the heroes and villains who have walked the streets of this great City.

Starting at St Paul's Cathedral, learn about the man who re-built the City after the Great Fire of 1666 and the brave men and women who fought to save the City from the fires of the Blitz! Hear about an Elizabethan buccaneer, friend to the American Indian Princess Pocahontas, see a beautiful and moving memorial wall to unsung heroes from all walks of life and even learn the story of a hero of the feline variety!

However, our walk takes a distinct downward turn when we reach the Central Criminal Court, or Old Bailey, site of the notorious Newgate Prison! It's criminals, executions, resurrection men and riotous behaviour all the way!

We stop in Smithfield, famous for it's meat market, infamous for it's public executions and see where the Scottish patriot William Wallace breathed his last.

We end our walk on a lighter note outside the City's oldest church, setting for many a blockbuster movie and see where the hero of a famous British 'rom-com' almost married 'Duckface' !

With many other tales along the way... Heroes or Villains, you decide!



Situated in Covent Garden in the old Flower Hall, the museum has recently undergone a £22 million refurbishment programme. It charts the history of transport in London from 1800 to the present day. Spread over 3 floors, themes such as Birth of the Underground, Metroland, London Transport at War and London by Design are included.

See the original London Underground Map and many examples of vehicles from the 19th Omnibus to the famous red London bus, and the Black London Taxi.

I am fully qualified to guide in the museum and can arrange a highlights tour or something more suitable to your requirements.

Contact me for further details and prices.

Useful websites:
London Transport Museum
Transport for London